hold off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hold off" in British English

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hold off

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)

hold off (NOT DO)

C2 to not do something ​immediately: [+ -ing verb] Let's ​hold off making a ​decision until next ​week.US They've ​decided to ​hold off onbuying a ​car until they're both ​working.

hold off (RAIN/STORM)

If ​rain or a ​stormholds off, it does not ​startimmediately.
(Definition of hold off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hold off" in Business English

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hold off

phrasal verb with hold uk   us   /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
[I or T] to wait for a ​period of ​time before doing something: hold off on sth Holding off on the ​productreleasemeant missing ​salestargets for the ​year. Let's ​hold off ​placing the ​order until we've got more ​information.
(Definition of hold off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 推迟, 推迟,延迟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推遲, 推遲,延遲…
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